Putting the Bite Back into Juvenile Fiction by Robert Knight

Lifeless. Bloodless. Predictable.

That describes too much of Christian fiction for young people, once you get past C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia and a few other good reads. But now comes Lee Duigon’s Bell Mountain, a new novel that’s full of life, is modestly and discretely bloody in places, and is anything but predictable. Here’s the opening sentence:

This is a story about a boy who was so haunted by a mountain that it gave him bad dreams. You may have had bad dreams when you were Jack’s age, but not like these.


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